Saginaw Small Group

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Plant-Based for Healthy Living, a PBNSG Satellite,  kicked off the new season with an excellent meeting. Numbers are increasing as people are hearing about us and wanting to take control of their health. We're grateful for the excellent location we have for our meetings with much technology at our fingertips. A lot of sharing and testimonies took place. It was an encouraging evening! Additionally, there were quite a few delicious dishes to share.

WFPB for the win!

Sola Fitness Rochester Hills Small Group

As always, there were plenty of WFPB dishes at our Sola small group meeting on September 10, 2018 (as you can see in the photo). There were 21 participants. The host Kelly distributed articles on and discussed "protein myths and truths" and "dangers of fat." Another topic discussed was the importance of an overall dietary pattern that emphasizes whole plant foods, and not focusing on one single item. 

Please note that Sola Life & Fitness is changing its name to Beaumont Health Club, moving forward. 

Flushing Small Group

This was the Flushing Small Group's 1st Annual Plant-Based Picnic in the Park! All the Potluck dishes were 100% Plant-Based with no oil! It was a delicious, fun, PLANTASTIC day with all, sharing stories and playing outdoor games such as Ladder golf, and Bean Bag Toss!

Some of the dishes were, Carrot Dogs, Walnut/Sunflower seed Burgers, Trio Hummus, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Smokey Little Devils courtesy of Forks Over Knives, Brussel Sprout Kale Salad, and fresh fruit and veggies!

Sola Fitness Rochester Hills Small Group

There were a total of 21 participants (including the host Kelly) at the small group meeting at Sola Life & Fitness on August 6. Seven of them were attending for the first time! As always, there was food: beefless stew, lentil tabbouleh, kale salad, green salad, fruit, bread, b"raw"nies, and "nice" cream! Kelly's colleague and friend Rachelle did a mini demo on how to make chocolate nice cream! A registered dietitian who promotes plant-based nutrition also attended. The evening's conversation revolved around the topics of reductionism in nutrition science versus wholism, what to say when people ask "Where do you get your protein"?, etc. 


Sola Fitness Rochester Hills Small Group

There were 20 participants, 7 of whom were attending for the first time! We went around the room to introduce ourselves and shared our stories as well as cooking and other practical tips for transitioning to a whole food plant-based lifestyle. For example, one member shared her journey of reversing many of the illnesses that had almost ended her life a few years ago and regaining her health and new found energy through plant-based nutrition. One member shared her routine of prepping large amounts of food over the weekend. As always, there was plenty of yummy plant-based food! We have seasoned regulars who have been attending for the last two years, and we have new attendees. Anyone who is interested in plant-based nutrition is welcome!     


Detroit Small Group

So proud of our wonderful host Lisa A. Smith and our wonderful small group members who attended. We choose Health!

Sola Fitness Rochester Hill Small Group

We had a community Buddha bowl, and many of our regular and new members brought dishes to share: brown rice, lentil loaf, grilled carrots and onions, roasted sweet potatoes, garbanzo beans (with different flavors), grilled tofu, steamed vegetables (zucchini, collard greens, and broccoli), mango chutney, bitter melon salad, wakame seaweed, raw veggies and hummus, fruit, and cookies! It was a feast! The members liked the idea of community Buddha bowl and suggested that we continue every month. The host Kelly had created a quiz on nutrition-related topics and went over each question as members asked questions and discussed the topic further.  We had a great time with great food!   

The Sola group is growing, and we always have room for new members!  


Ann Arbor Small Group Meeting

Hey there plant-tastic folks! 

We did it again. And then some. Our last meeting was ON POINT. Did you feel the love?? I sure did. There's no other place in my life I can find the type of community, support, compassion and positive energy that I find with this group. Thank you all for your continued participation, for sharing your challenges and triumphs, and being there for the others in the group. Check out photos from our last meeting - attached!

Big A2 welcome to Tom, Cam and Jim for joining us for the first time this month! We're so happy to have you! 

Notables from the July Potluck: 

  • Yonanas - Get yourself a Yonanas machine and make home-made 'ice cream' with no added sugars and no artificial ingredients --- just fruit! Here are some available on Amazon. (Jim used the bigger, fancier one - the smaller one is available at about half the price)
  • Need a new pan to cook without oil? - Check out Costco for non-stick, affordable pans or get yourself a scan pan

Gaia update: As you know, Gaia has been on an epic bike trip with his family for the majority of the summer. He, his wife and his two boys are doing great! He'll have many stories to share at the next meeting, no doubt. :) 


SAVE THE DATES!! We have NEW DATES for you to SAVE for the rest of the summer and the fall! If you'd like to host one of the meetings, shoot me an email.